horizontal line

Known primarily for his Venetian polychoral motets, this CD set re-establishes G. Gabrieli’s important keyboard legacy. ‘Complete’ here means those works of established authorship and those of reliable attribution, but the full canon of his keyboard works varies with advances in scholarship. Roberto Loreggian’s own scholarship extends from sources to relevant performance practices and appropriate instruments, all of which combine to increase the stature of the music in authoritative performances given in resonant acoustics. Genres include toccatas, intonazione, canzonas, ricercars, fugues, plus keyboard arrangements of 10 polychoral motets. Liner notes are full of detail and interest. This recording is an achievement of real distinction.

DAVID PONSFORD Read the full review on Agora Classica

   Read full review   

To continue reading, please upgrade to a premium account. You will have immediate full access.

Read more classical music reviews online here:

Choir & Organ, 2018 - ©Rhinegold Publishing